What it runs on
PCs that use the Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000 or XP operating system. Requires a CD-ROM drive, 32MB RAM, SVGA (800 x 600) or better monitor and 700MB of free hard disk space.
What it does
TowerBase is a program that contains details of over 6500 rings of bells in the UK and overseas. It has fast selection and sorting facilities to obtain quick answers to questions such as “Where are the nearest rings to National Grid reference SU123456 that have 8 or 12 bells that practice on Mondays or Wednesdays, with a tenor weight between 5 and 25 cwt and John in the dedication?”
TowerBase contains details of grid references, guild affiliations, practice nights, tenor weights and so on. There are digital photographs of more than half the towers, brief peal details and space to record your own comments about each tower. There’s also a quiz and graphical analysis of your selection of towers.
What it costs
TowerBase costs £15. Cheques should be made payable to “TowerBase”